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Scotland 0-1 Hungary: Heartbreak as Scots Crash Out of Euro 2024

Scotland’s hopes of progressing in Euro 2024 were dashed in dramatic fashion as Kevin Csoboth’s 100th-minute goal secured a 1-0 victory for Hungary. The result saw Hungary leapfrog Scotland into third place in Group A, keeping their hopes of advancing as one of the best third-placed teams alive.

The match was tense, with Scotland knowing a draw could keep their slim hopes alive. Despite dominating possession, they struggled to create clear chances. Their best opportunity came in stoppage time when Grant Hanley’s shot was saved by Peter Gulacsi. Scotland also had strong penalty appeals waved away, adding to their frustration.

Hungary, on the other hand, looked more dangerous on the counter-attack. Dan Ndoye hit the post in injury time, and moments later, a sweeping break down Scotland’s left side allowed Csoboth to slot home the winner.

The game was marred by a serious injury to Hungary’s Barnabas Varga, who was stretchered off after a collision with Scotland’s goalkeeper Angus Gunn. Varga was later reported to be in stable condition at a local hospital.

Scotland’s inability to convert possession into meaningful chances ultimately cost them, finishing the tournament with just one point. Manager Steve Clarke’s side failed to register a shot on target throughout the match, highlighting their attacking struggles.

In contrast, Hungary’s disciplined performance and clinical counter-attacks earned them a well-deserved victory. They now await the remaining group stage results to see if they will progress to the last 16.

The result was a bitter pill for Scotland to swallow, having once again failed to make it out of the group stage at a major tournament. For Hungary, the win brings hope after a challenging group stage, and they remain in contention for a spot in the knockout rounds.

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